No player is bigger than any club and that’s certainly the case at The Valley according to manager Lee Bowyer.

Charlton saw Grant leave for Huddersfield and Billy Clarke return to his former club Bradford during the transfer window, but Bowyer is adamant nothing changes at the club.

“We lost Karlan, wish him the best, but we move on,” said Bowyer.

“Players come- players go, but the club will always be here.

“We’ll miss him a lot, you can’t get away from what he’s provided for us this season, so he’s going to be missed.

“But Karlan isn’t Charlton.

“Our team isn’t a one-man team no matter how much you brought to us, we were not a one-man team.”

Bowyer was open about the disappointment of not being able to keep Grant until the summer but understood they couldn’t stand in the way of a Premier League move.

“It is what it is, we can’t grumble and have to move on.”

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Billy Clarke moved to The Bantams with Bowyer’s blessing. Well liked at the club, many will feel that injury stopped the Addicks seeing the best of the Irishman.

“We wish him all the best, he’s a great lad” Bowyer said honestly.

“It’s been difficult for Billy.

“He’s been out for a year and since I’ve been in charge he hasn’t played a game.

“He wants to play football but unfortunately there’s a lot of players in front of him at the moment, and when you’ve come back from injury the most important thing is to be playing.

“On a more personal note, his wife lives in Bradford, and I think deep down he wanted to go back home.”

Opening Doors

Charlton signed striker Josh Parker on a six month contract on Thursday from Gillingham and although this was one striker short of their target, Bowyer says it’s a chance for a fringe player to stake a claim on a starting berth.

“It may be too early for Wilberforce(Ocran) but for Reeco(Hackett-Fairchild) it opens the door for him.

“Same as Karlan, Reeco has an opportunity now to step in and grab the opportunity that’s in front of him, and for a young lad it’s all you want.

“We can only do so much, the rest is down to the lad.”

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